Brexit and IP: Mixed messages on Europe


Brexit and IP: Mixed messages on Europe

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As Brexit negotiators haven’t yet agreed whether UK-qualified trademark lawyers will be able to act before the EUIPO after Brexit, WIPR asked 11 leading UK-based law firms about their concerns over the issue and the action they have taken in response.

Worries about representation

We asked the law firms how concerned they are about the status of UK-qualified trademark and design lawyers’ representation rights at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) post Brexit. This issue has not yet been resolved.

The options were 1) not at all; 2) moderately; 3) very; and 4) extremely. Of those that answered directly, three said ‘not at all’, two answered ‘moderately’, and one responded with ‘very’; none opted for ‘extremely’.

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